With so many historic and scenic landmarks, Saratoga Springs is a great place to enjoy by bike. From Saratoga Lake to the Saratoga Race Track, you'll love exploring this upstate New York destination on two wheels. Next time you're on a lark to our boutique Saratoga Springs hotel The Downtowner enjoy these tips for biking in Saratoga Springs.
The bike shop in Saratoga Springs doesn't rents bike (but can sell you any gear you may need), so bring your bikes from home or use the city's bike share. Dubbed CDPHP Cycle, this bike share program lets you register via an app on your phone and pay for a bike rental. Then select a bike from the docks placed throughout the city, and you're off biking in Saratoga Springs! Keep an eye out for the bright green bikes or check the city's website for the bikes' locations. Once you're all set up with a bike rental, pick one of Saratoga Springs' many scenic destinations and pedal away.
If you're looking for a great place to explore close to town, head to the Saratoga Spa State Park. This large state park is home to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and many other public amenities. You can ride the paved roads through the more developed parts of the park or explore the wooded trails. With public baths, natural hot springs, museums, and conservation areas, this state park is the perfect destination for exploring Saratoga Springs by bike.
If you're looking to brush up on American history while biking, check out the Saratoga National Historic Park. This historic site marks the American forces' first defeat of the British during the American Revolution and is now a 22-acres park memorializing the battle. The 10-mile park loop road is a popular bike route that helps cyclists experience the park in a different way. These are but two places to explore while biking in Saratoga Springs—the staff at The Downtowner will be happy to help you find the perfect bike trip!
Photo Courtesy of Solé Bicycles